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Food for Health Alliance is a leading voice for food policy change in Australia. We advocate for improved food environments to support the health of all Australians, especially children.

We regularly provide expert media commentary and advice, backed by evidence-based research that helps drive conversations around food policy reform at a state, national and international level.

We provide commentary on key obesity prevention policy issues such as unhealthy food marketing, food labelling, pricing measures and improving baby and toddler foods.

Media contact
Debora McInnes
Senior Media Advisor
P: 03 9514 6435

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Public health praise moves to curb food industry’s misleading ‘no added sugar’ claims

4 Dec 2023
FHA supports changes to the Food Standards Code that would see high sugar foods unable to carry ‘no added sugar’ claims on packaging.
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Excessive marketing claims on baby and toddler foods hide unhealthy truth

16 Oct 2023
Alarming new research reveals ready-made baby and toddler foods can carry up to 20 marketing claims that trick consumers into believing these products are wholesome for little ones, when often they are not. On average, 8 claims were found on packaged foods for our youngest consumers.

Quit and Food for Health Alliance support call for urgent parliamentary inquiry into harmful industries

4 Oct 2023
Quit and Food for Health Alliance today endorse calls for an urgent parliamentary inquiry into the impact of harmful industries, led by Dr Sophie Scamps MP. Ubiquitous vaping and junk food advertising targets children online, in retail stores and in outdoor spaces daily.

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ABC Conversation Hour: Combating false nutrition claims in toddler food

4 Dec 2023
Jane Martin, Dr Alexandra Chung and Dr Sandro Demaio join ABC Conversation Hour hosts to talk about nutrition content and marketing claims around baby and toddler foods.

Canberra Times: Experts sweet on labelling crackdown on sugar claims

4 Dec 2023
A shake-up in food labelling means high-sugar foods, including some baby and toddler foods and fruit juices, will no longer be able to carry "no added sugar" claims on their packaging.

7News: New research uncovers the truth about baby food health claims

16 Oct 2023
7News coverage on new research lifting the lid on the unhealthy truth about packaged baby food.

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Who we are

We are a leading policy and advocacy voice working to improve diets and prevent overweight and obesity in Australia.

What we do

We identify, analyse and advocate for evidence-informed policy and regulatory reforms to improve our food environment – how our food is made, labelled, sold and advertised.


Learn more about our latest campaigns to improve Australia’s food environments.